We all know the struggle of having a bad hair day. Not only does it leave us stressed out, but it also affects our mood and lowers our self-esteem. If you’ve tried hair care tips yet nothing seems to work, maybe it’s time to look for a solution elsewhere. Fortunately, Mother Nature is abundant with effective solutions so there’s no need to spend a fortune to get naturally beautiful hair. Whether you’ve got greasy hair, dry and brittle hair, or hair that’s too thin or damaged, there’s nothing that nature can’t fix. Scroll on for five hair care tips that will have you looking like a million bucks (even if you’ve spent close to nothing).
Use eggs to treat dry and damaged hair
Eggs, especially egg yolks, have been used for centuries as a way of treating dry, damaged hair. A natural remedy for both scalp and hair, the components found in eggs help with the stimulation of the scalp and promote hair growth according to alternative health experts. High in protein and fat, egg yolks also nourish roots and soften the hair. To make your own egg mask, you can simply mix two to three eggs, add a couple of drops of lemon juice and then apply the mixture onto your hair. Some people also like to add a banana, or oils like coconut or olive oil to make the hair even softer and shinier.
Rely on natural ingredients to treat oily hair
Some people struggle with dry hair, while others have a problem with oily or greasy hair. The thing is, when the scalp is too greasy, it becomes the perfect breeding ground for fungus. The result is an itchy scalp and, oftentimes, dandruff. That being said, you shouldn’t aim to dry the scalp because that will lead to more oil being produced by the sebaceous glands. Instead, you should look for the best shampoo for oily hair you can find. Shampoos that contain ingredients like eucalyptus, aloe vera, and avocado oils are your safe bet. Their degreasing and antibacterial properties will ensure your hair is clean and nourished, especially if you include a conditioner with the same ingredients into your hair washing routine.
Give oils a try
Another hair remedy straight from nature, oils have been used for hundreds of years due to their medicinal properties. Oiling is considered to be one of the best things you can do for your hair to keep it healthy and strong. That being said, you need to be cautious about using them, because applying too much can leave the hair feeling greasy. Tea tree oil, argan, olive, or coconut oil – the type of oil you’ll use will depend on your hair type and personal needs.
Get your vitamins through food
Our diet not only affects our health, but it also affects the way our hair looks and how strong it is. Given how protein is the key ingredient our hair is made up of, it makes sense that you should include more protein-rich foods into our diets. Omega 3-fatty acids and foods rich in vitamins C and E are also something you should add to your grocery shopping list – the former because of their anti-inflammatory properties and the latter because they boost the production of collagen, making the hair stronger.
Ditch those bad habits
Last but not least, if you want healthy and strong hair, you need to ditch some bad habits. That includes using hot water to rinse out the shampoo, using straighteners (especially on wet hair!), coloring your hair, brushing your hair too often, and not covering your head while soaking in the sun. Also, remember to trim your hair regularly to avoid split ends. If it happens to be thin, consider trying some of the haircuts that give an illusion of voluminous and thick hair.
Don’t you wish that every day was a great hair day? Fortunately, with the help of natural ingredients that you can get for cheap, that wish can easily become a reality. Add some of the tips above into your hair care regimen and wave goodbye to those annoying bad hair days.
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